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Guilty plea brings end to 40-year-old murder case

More than 40 years after 21-year-old Helene Pruszynski was brutally killed and left for dead in an area that is now Highlands Ranch, a man pleaded guilty to the crime. James Clanton, 62, was slated …
Senator Michael Bennet called defeating President Trump in the fall election a vital task.

Bennet: Take politics out of health care

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet isn't running for president, but that doesn't mean he's done taking on President Trump. Bennet, who dropped out of the Democratic presidential primary in early February after …
Cherry Creek High School senior Harper Hanson, left, listens as U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner speaks during a Feb. 19 roundtable on mental health at Cherry Creek School District’s career-technical education facility.

Gardner: 'I know we can do better' on mental health

For those skeptical that the federal government affects their daily lives, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner's conversation with some metro area high school students may offer some hope. In Colorado, “we are …

Elizabeth police say threat that closed school likely not credible

Elizabeth High School was closed Feb. 21 in reaction to a threat made against the school.
Ahern

Former Arapahoe High teacher sentenced to five years in jail

Former Arapahoe High School teacher Ian Ahern was sentenced to five years in jail after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Ahern, 42, pleaded guilty on Jan. 24, nearly a …
News
A leader in the sustainability field with nearly two decades of experience working on climate issues will lead Denver's first climate agency. Grace Rink was appointed by Denver Mayor Michael B. …
Students at Frontier High School in Elizabeth were informed that the school will likely be closing after the end of this school year. The announcement was made during school Feb. 19, and the 32 …
Castle Rock police are investigating reports of gunfire near the town's outlet mall. No suspects have been identified and no one is in custody, a police spokesman said. The incident took place at …
The South Metro Denver Chamber has named a new chief executive officer. Jeff Keener, a chamber board member and owner of a marketing firm, replaces Robert Golden, who resigned in late 2019. “As we …
Life
Tenor Lawrence Brownlee will perform the Colorado premiere of "Cycles of My Being," a work commissioned to explore, in song, the experience of being a black man in America. Presented by Friends of …
The Littleton Fine Arts Guild postponed its opening reception for the “Animals, Tame and Wild” exhibit due to snow. The reception will now be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the …
Works by major American artist Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) will be exhibited at the Museum of Outdoor Arts’ Indoor Gallery, in Englewood, from Feb. 24 to June 13 — the largest exhibit of the …
The Barros family has difficulty finding programs they all can attend. “We try to take them to events as much as I can, but the kids at this age don't pay attention for an hour,” Fernando Barros …
Sports
Nolan Arenado said he never went as far as to request a trade from the Colorado Rockies in the wake of feeling a “disrespect” from the club given that he was part of trade discussions this …
Jaeton Hackley has a different role this season for the Douglas County boys basketball team. Hackley played a little as a freshman last season, but this year the 5-foot-11 sophomore guard has been …
It still is a ways off and has to be approved by the CHSAA Legislative Council during its April meeting, but the hockey committee has recommended the sport be split into two classifications for the …
Yes, there is still a Puchino participating in athletic endeavors at Littleton High school. Susie Puchino, a multi-sport soccer and basketball athlete who is currently the best player on the Lions …
Mental health

WATCH: Time to Talk public forum on mental health and families

It's time to talk about mental health. Mothers and mental health advocates talk about how mental illness affects families, and why — and how — we need to talk about it. The free community …

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